The number one doctrinal menace in the American “Christian” church is… Lordship “Salvation.”
The reason that Lordship Salvation (L.S.) is the worst thing ever to happen to the church is that it is a False Gospel. (See Paul the apostle’s double damnation curse on those who preach a False Gospel in Galatians 1:8,9)
L.S. teaches that, in order to be saved, you need to do more than simply believe in the God-man Jesus as your Savior from sin, crucified and resurrected. L.S. says that you need to repent of your sins (stop doing them–which is a good work) and also that you need to commit yourself to a life of discipleship good works. Wrong! Damnably wrong! Double damnably wrong!
Billy Graham teaches this message, and Billy Graham is wrong, because Billy Graham disagrees with The New Testament, with Jesus’ own words, and with over 150 Bible verses that say that salvation is received simply by BELIEVING IN JESUS.
Jesus said in John 6:47: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who ~believes~ in Me ~has~ everlasting life.”
If people are trusting in their own good works to save them, which is what Lordship salvation teaches, then they are not saved.
Jesus is the only Savior.
MOST Christian teachers today preach repentance from sins and commitment to lifelong discipleship as conditions for salvation.
But the Bible says that salvation is a FREE GIFT.(Ephesians 2:8,9)
Some prominent false teachers today and an organization that teaches the Lordship False salvation are: JOHN MACARTHUR, JOHN PIPER, CHUCK MISSLER (deceased, but currently still on Christian radio), and CALVARY CHAPEL (founded by Missler).
Jesus said to beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing.
Jesus was right, of course.